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Old 04-07-2019, 09:29 AM   #26
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It's pretty amazing that Texas Tech has a very legitimate shot at a national championship... It still hasn't really sunk in. Texas Tech....
meh ... it's nice to see someone different. I think it's kinda cool that these other kids at Tech have really stepped up. For the longest time Culver seemed to be the only scoring threat on that team. I think it makes the Big-12 look good not to mention Tech obviously.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:53 AM   #27
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Anyhow, how about that mediocre Big 12?!?
The conference that only had one team in the Sweet 16?
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:41 AM   #28
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The conference that only had one team in the Sweet 16?
No matter. Championships matter more than anything else.

NIT CHAMP: Texas
NCAA Men's Champ: Texas Tech?
NCAA Women's Champ: Baylor?

That would be quite a sweep, and it could happen. If this happens, you can say "the Big-12 is the best conference" and people around the country might actually believe it.

Go Tech. Guns Up.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #29
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No matter. Championships matter more than anything else.

NIT CHAMP: Texas
NCAA Men's Champ: Texas Tech?
NCAA Women's Champ: Baylor?

That would be quite a sweep, and it could happen. If this happens, you can say "the Big-12 is the best conference" and people around the country might actually believe it.

Go Tech. Guns Up.
Even still, using this tournament as proof that the Big XII is loaded is absurd. ISU and KSU got bounced in the first round. Auburn took KU to the woodshed. Congrats to UT for being the 69th best team in the country, I guess?
Didn't WVU get throttled in the first round of the CBI?

The argument on this board has always been that the Big XII might not be great at the top, but it has the best depth. If anything, this tournament has flipped that argument on its head.
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:26 PM   #30
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Even still, using this tournament as proof that the Big XII is loaded is absurd. ISU and KSU got bounced in the first round. Auburn took KU to the woodshed. Congrats to UT for being the 69th best team in the country, I guess?
Didn't WVU get throttled in the first round of the CBI?

The argument on this board has always been that the Big XII might not be great at the top, but it has the best depth. If anything, this tournament has flipped that argument on its head.
Oh, I agree. Tell a basketball fan east of the Mississippi River that the Big-12 is the strongest basketball conference from top-to-bottom, and they will just roll their eyes. Quote some mathematical metric and they will think you foolish or laugh out loud. Based on my experience, the Big-12 is not really viewed as a "top conference" around the country. I have some buddies that live in the South and more in Arizona, and they almost automatically put the ACC and Big-10 at the top, based on the "eye test," or what they watch in sports bars year-in and year-out. Seeing is believing, and when they watch Big-12 games they are not that impressed.

A national championship by a Big-12 team other than KU would certainly help the national perception of the conference.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:33 PM   #31
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The Big XII wasn't particularly good this year. Most teams in the league were much worse than they normally are (Kansas, WVU, OU, Texas, OSU). Tech was the only team in the league that was much better than they normally are.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:02 PM   #32
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The Big XII wasn't particularly good this year. Most teams in the league were much worse than they normally are (Kansas, WVU, OU, Texas, OSU). Tech was the only team in the league that was much better than they normally are.
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https://www.foxbusiness.com/technolo...ent-run-report

I thought most teams did this on road trips.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:31 AM   #34
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I hate texas..and not a big "rah rah b12 guy"

BUT....

horns won the NIT, lady bears won the WNC (anyone but uconn) and now tt night win the MNC.

OU will/should win the w/m gym NC, possible softball.

That would be a good hall for the B12.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:49 PM   #35
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The Big XII wasn't particularly good this year. Most teams in the league were much worse than they normally are (Kansas, WVU, OU, Texas, OSU). Tech was the only team in the league that was much better than they normally are.
"Normal" for the Big 12 is pretty good.

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Congrats to the Big 12 which will finish as the highest-rated conference in my system for the sixth consecutive season.
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